Odisha

East Coast Railway Introduces Winter Special Trains

Bhubaneswar: Experiencing the train traffic movements and rush in regular trains in peak time and also keeping in view popular demands from passengers, Ministry of Railways has decided to run Special Trains towards destinations of the country from and through East Coast Railway jurisdiction during Winter Season. The decision has been taken after reviewing the long waiting list in regular trains.

Now, special trains are becoming very popular amongst passengers who are planning their holiday journey at the last moment. The passengers are easily getting confirmed berths in these special trains. East Coast Railway is providing Special Trains services towards different destinations of the country to make the journey of passengers’ hassle-free.

SPECIAL TRAINS TOWARDS HOWRAH:

Puri-Santragachhi Special –  08403 Puri-Santragachhi Special will leave Puri at 2125hrs on every Friday between 3rd January to 27th  March 2020 and will arrive at Santragachhi at 0645hrs on every Saturday. In the return direction, 08404 Santragachhi-Puri Special will leave Santragachhi at 1910hrs on every Saturday between 4th January to 28th March 2020 and will reach at Puri at 0400hrs on the following days.

Puri-Shalimar/Santragachhi Special –  08037 Shalimar-Puri Special will leave Shalimar at 2355hrs on every Friday between 3rd January to 17th January 2020 and will arrive at Puri at 1015hrs on every Saturday. In the return direction, 08038 Puri-Shalimar Special will leave Puri at 2355hrs on every Saturday between 4th January to 18th January 2020 and will reach at Santragachhi at 1000hrs on the following days.

Puri-Kolkata Special – 03101 Kolkata-Puri Special will leave Kolkata at 2350hrs on every Saturday between 4th January to 25th January 2020 and will arrive at Puri at 0935hrs on every Sunday. In the return direction, 03102 Puri-Kolkata Special will leave Puri at 1400hrs on every Sunday between 5th January to 26th January 2020 and will reach at Kolkata at 2355hrs on the same day.

SPECIAL TRAINS TOWARDS BANGALORE:

Sambalpur-Banaswadi(Bangalore) Special – 08301 Sambalpur-Banaswadi Special will leave Sambalpur at 0935hrs on every Wednesday between 1st January to 25th March 2020 and will arrive at Banaswadi at 1330hrs on every Thursday. In the return direction, 08302 Banaswadi-Sambalpur Special will leave Banaswadi at 2330hrs on every Thursday between 2nd January to 26th March 2020 and will reach at Sambalpur at 0635hrs on Saturdays.

Hatia-Bangalore Cant Special via Titilagarh & Rayagada –  80635 Hatia-Bangalore Cant Special will leave Hatia at 2300hrs on every Friday between 3rd January to 28th February 2020 and will arrive at Bangalore Cant at 1215hrs on every Sundays. In the return direction, 80636 Bangalore Cant-Hatia Special will leave Bangalore Cant at 2200hrs on every Sunday between 5th January to 1st February 2020 and will reach at Hatia at 1200hrs on Tuesdays.

SPECIAL TRAINS TOWARDS SECUNDERABAD:

Kacheguda(Secunderabad)-Tata Special via Brahmapur & Kendujhargarh – 07438 Kacheguda-Tata Special will leave Kacheguda at 1300hrs on every 6th January and every Monday between 6th January to 30th March 2020 and will arrive at Banaswadi at 1945hrs on the following days. In the return direction, 07437 Tata-Kacheguda Special will leave Tata at 2250hrs on every Tuesday between 7th January to 31st March 2020 and will reach at Kacheguda at 0500hrs on Thursdays.

Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad Special – 08407 Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad Special will leave Bhubaneswar at 1320hrs on every Thursday between 2nd January to 26th March 2020 and will arrive at Secunderabad at 0900hrs on every Fridays. In the return direction, 08408 Secunderabad-Bhubaneswar Special will leave Secunderabad at 2130hrs on every Friday between 3rd January to 27th March 2020 and will reach at Bhubaneswar at 1715hrs on Saturdays.

Srikakulam-Kacheguda(Secunderabad) Special – 07148 Kacheguda-Srikakulam Special will leave Kacheguda at1845hrs on every Sunday between 5th January to 23rd February, 2020 and will arrive at Srikakulam Road at 0855hrs on every Mondays except on 12th January, 2020. In the return direction, 07147 Srikakulam Road-Kacheguda Special will leave Srikakulam Road at 1715hrs on every Monday between 6th January to 24th February 2020 and will reach at Kacheguda at 0630hrs on Tuesdays.

Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Special – 08501 Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Special will leave Visakhapatnam at 2300hrs on every Thursday between 7th January to 31st March 2020 and will arrive at Secunderabad at 1200hrs on every Wednesday. In the return direction, 08502 Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Special will leave Secunderabad at 1630hrs on every Wednesday between 8th January to 1st April 2020 and will reach at Visakhapatnam at 0750hrs on Thursdays.

SPECIAL TRAINS TOWARDS TIRUPATI:

Visakhapatnam-Tirupati Special – 08573 Visakhapatnam-Tirupati Special will leave Visakhapatnam at 2255hrs on every Monday between 6th January to 30th March 2020 and will arrive at Tirupati at 1325hrs on every Tuesday. In the return direction, 08574 Tirupati-Visakhapatnam Special will leave Tirupati at 1530hrs on every Tuesday between 7th January to 31st March 2020 and will reach at Visakhapatnam at 0650hrs on Wednesdays.

Kacheguda-Srikakulam-Tirupati Special – 07016 Kacheguda-Srikakulam Special will leave Kacheguda at 1845hrs on every Tuesday between 7th January to 25th February 2020 and will arrive at Srikakulam Road at 1015hrs on every Wednesday. In the return direction, 07479 Srikakulam Road-Tirupati Special will leave Srikakulam Road at 1630hrs on every Wednesday between 8th January to 26th February 2020 and will reach at Tirupati at 0925hrs on Thursdays.

SPECIAL TRAINS TOWARDS CHENNAI:

Santragachhi-Chennai Special – 82841 Santragachhi-Chennai Special will leave Santragachhi at 1240hrs on every Friday between 3rd January to 27th March 2020 and will arrive at Chennai at 1520hrs on every Saturday. In the return direction, 82842 Chennai-Santragachhi Special will leave Chennai at 1820hrs on every Saturday between 4th January to 28th March 2020 and will reach at Santragachhi at 2330hrs on Sundays.

Another Special with number 06058 Chennai-Santragachhi Special will leave Chennai at 1515hrs on every Wednesday between 1st January to 26th February 2020 and will arrive at Santragachhi at 1900hrs on Thursdays. In the return direction, 06057 Santragachhi-Chennai Special will leave Santragachhi at 2350hrs on every Thursday between 2nd January to 27th February 2020 and will arrive at Chennai at 0530hrs on Saturdays.

Santragachhi-Puducherry Special – 06010 Puducherry-Santragachhi Special will leave Puducherry at 1845hrs on every Saturday between 4th January to 29th February 2020 and will arrive at Santragachhi at 0430hrs on Mondays. In the return direction, 06009 Santragachhi-Puducherry Special will leave Santragachhi at 1410hrs on every Monday between 6th January to 2nd March 2020 and will arrive at Puducherry at 2145hrs on Tuesdays.

Santragachhi-Coimbatore Special –  80823 Santragachhi-Coimbatore Special will leave Santragachhi at 2150hrs on every Wednesday between 1st January to 26th February 2020 and will arrive at Coimbatore at 1425hrs on every Friday. In the return direction, 80824 Coimbatore-Santragachhi Special will leave Coimbatore at 2145hrs on every Friday between 3rd January to 28th February 2020 and will reach at Santragachhi at 0845hrs on Sundays.

SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN VISAKHAPATNAM & ARAKU:

08517 Visakhapatnam-Araku Special will leave Visakhapatnam at 0810hrs on nominated days between 1st to 26th January 2020 and will reach at Araku at 1130hrs. In the return direction, this train will leave Araku at 1430hrs and will arrive at Visakhapatnam at 1800hrs on the same days.

BERTHS AVAILABLE – HOW TO LOOK FOR SPECIAL TRAINS:

If passengers are getting waitlist status in regular trains during this season, they may book Train tickets in Special trains running from and through East Coast Railway jurisdiction. The Special Train Number starts with “0” (zero) or with “8” and passengers can easily find it from National Train Enquiry System (NTES) for online Ticket or may ask at the PRS inquiry Counter for Counter Tickets.

Passengers may book their tickets online by following IRCTC website or book ticket through Mobile App or may book tickets from PRS Counters. ECoR is also notifying about the running of Special Trains on a regular basis via different media. Passengers may also get regular information about the Special trains by following ECoR Facebook page @EASTCOASTRailway and Twitter Account @eastcoastrail. 

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